Manchester City vs Fulham 2-0 – Highlights
Manchester City vs Fulham 2-0 – Highlights
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||Highlights of the Carabao Cup fourth round in shape between Manchester City and Fulham.
Brahim Diaz scored twice as Carabao Cup holders Manchester City eased into the zone-finals after beating Fulham 2-zero on the Etihad Stadium on Thursday night.
Diaz gave Pep Guardiola’s aspect the first-1/2 lead after his shot deflected in off Aleksandar Mitrovic (18).
The 19-year-old Spaniard doubled his tally while Gabriel Jesus’ shot ricocheted off the publishing into his path, leaving him with a single end (65).
Manchester City have booked their area inside the Carabao Cup quarter-finals
Man City: Music (6), Danilo (7), Kompany (6), Stones (7), Zinchenko (7), Delph (7), Diaz (eight), De Bruyne (7), Foden (8), Sane (8), Jesus (7).
Subs: Mahrez (n/a), Gomes (n/a).
Fulham: Rico (7), Fosu-Mensah (6), Odoi (6), Ream (five), R. Sessegnon (6), Anguissa (6), Cairney (6), Seri (6), Vietto (five), Schurrle (6), Mitrovic (6).
Subs: Christie (n/a), Ayite (five), Le Marchand (6).
An of the fit: Brahim Diaz.
The city will face both Leicester or Southampton within the zone-finals, with that tie to be played on November 27 after it became re-organised following the helicopter crash that claimed the lifestyles of Foxes proprietor Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
Guardiola’s men have conceded merely as soon as in their last nine suits in all competitions – but the one sour factor of the night came inside the very last short while as Kevin De Bruyne hobbled off following a challenge from Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
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Fulham’s terrible form keeps, with Slavisa Jokanovic’s aspect having now misplaced five straight games, and the gulf in magnificence turned into seen from the first whistle no matter City’s ten modifications.
The energetic Phil Foden pressured Sergio Rico into a smart save after area of an hour. However, the Fulham ‘keeper turned into powerless to prevent City’s opener as Diaz become fastest onto the unfastened ball from Vincent Kompany’s knockdown and his shot diverted off the returned of Mitrovic into the net.
Only John Stones kept his vicinity from the City side that beat Tottenham 1-0 on Monday.
Arijanet Muric was in aim, and Phil Foden also began.
Danilo, Vincent Kompany and Oleksandr Zinchenko got here into the defence while Fabian Delph and Brahim Diaz had been, selected in midfield. Kevin de Bruyne began even as Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus finished nearly wholesale changes.
Tom Cairney turned into one of 3 changes to the Fulham team that become beaten 3-0 at domestic via Bournemouth. Andre-Frank Anguissa lower back in midfield while Abubakar Kamara became changed by way of Luciano Vietto in the attack.
Danilo got here close to doubling City’s lead while his shot hit the publish from an acute attitude, and Leroy Sane need to achieved better with his sliced attempt as Fulham endured to invite pressure onto themselves via harmful ball retention.
City overlooked a significant threat to lead 2-zero on the wreck as Foden glanced De Bruyne’s pass full of Rico’s a long way put up in first-1/2 stoppage time, earlier than Jesus headed wide five minutes after the re-begin as City’s chances persisted to flow.
The hosts’ second duly arrived as Sane observed Jesus in the area inside the field. The Brazilian managed to maintain off Tim Ream most effective for Rico to tip his shot onto the put up, but Diaz was on hand to rifle his 2d high into the net.
Fulham most effective stricken after De Bruyne nobbled off after Fosu-Mensah innocuously landed on the Belgian’s troublesome knee, with Mitrovic’s shot from Sessegnon’s reduce-back deflecting extensive.
Pep Guardiola: “It turned into every other true performance. They performed with a variety of subject with and without the ball. We attacked both in and out of doors. We could’ve scored greater desires, but it is OK.
De Bruyne] is being checked with the doctors. So right now, we don’t know. It’s not anything, or it is something extreme.”
Slavisa Jokanovic: “We showed some improvement. They showed their first-class and backbone.
“We appreciate the action, and we made fewer errors, but it’s never longer clean to play against-City.
“We’re now not satisfied as we wanted to live inside the opposition.”
Manchester City has reached the League Cup region-finals in consecutive seasons for the first time because of 1977-78/1978-79.
Fulham has misplaced five consecutive fits in all competitions for the first time when you consider that December 2013 (a run of 7).
Man City have received their terminal’ seven meetings with Fulham in all competitions, by way of an aggregate rating of 21-three.
In all competitions, Man City have scored in every of their last 23 video games towards Fulham – only towards Portsmouth (25 between 1963 and 2006) have they had a longer such run.
Man City striker Gabriel Jesus attempted eight photographs in this suit, twice as many as another player. However, just one of these efforts turned into heading in the right direction.
Man of the healthy – Brahim Diaz
Diaz has been restricted to minutes in only the Carabao Cup this season however he scored his first dreams for the club in what turned into his 14th look and 0.33 start in all competitions.
Guardiola said afterwards that he would not hesitate to include the 19-year-antique with greater frequency inside the Premier League, but this overall performance will have alerted clubs around Europe.
Diaz celebrates the first of his two desires as City swept into the remaining 8
Diaz is out of an agreement on the give up of the season, and while he was deserving of his standing ovation after two nicely-taken dreams, the City supporters might not need to peer the player go away on a free switch if first-crew opportunities continue to be, assigned to cup competition.
But the player himself stated: “You need to be affected the person, and while you get the chance you have to take it. It’s outstanding to be gambling with such a lot of fantastic gamers.”
Manchester City host Southampton on Sunday returned in the Premier League (kick-off: 3 pm), while Fulham journey to face Huddersfield, live on Monday Night Football.